Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
Campaign Trainings
Republican Party of Connecticut
CT Rep

The Republican Party of Connecticut provides campaign training for GOP candidates and staffers running for office or preparing for future bids...

Campaign Trainings
Connecticut Democrats
CT Dem

The Connecticut Democratic Party offers as-needed candidate training programs, typically one day,  that provide preparation and knowledge to...

Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women CT Dem The Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women supports the principles of the Democratic Party, encourages growth of an intelligent and conscientious...
Connecticut Federation of Republican Women CT Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Connecticut Gender Balance Legislation CT Nonpartisan The Connecticut General Statutes (Section 4-9b) establishes that the membership of all state appointive boards, commissions, committees and councils...
Connecticut NOW
National Organization for Women
CT Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
Ella's List CT Dem
Emerge Connecticut CT Dem

Emerge recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

NEW Leadership™ New England
Jeanne D. Smith Center for the Study of American Democracy and Citizenship at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics
NH, CT, ME, MA, RI, VT Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ New England is a leadership training program designed to educate and empower college women to give them the skills to be part of...

Politica CT CT Dem

Politica’s mission is to build a more progressive Connecticut through issue advocacy and the strategic recruitment, mentoring, and support of...

Political Campaign Trainings
Connecticut Working Families
CT Nonpartisan

Connecticut Working Famililes is offering Political Campaign Trainings for those who are willing to stand up for working families in Connecticut...

Ready To Run® Connecticut
Fairfield University, Department of Politics and Master of Public Administration Program